Schmoozing in Riyadh

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Schmoozing in Riyadh

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Tuesday, Mike Pompeo met with Saudi king Salman and crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) in Riyadh.

His trip is all about assuring them of no change in bilateral relations, accountability for eliminating Jamal Khashoggi off the table. Longstanding ties between both nations remain strong.

The kingdom's horrendous civil and human rights abuses are non-issues. According to State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, "Pompeo met today with Saudi king Salman in Riyadh." 

"The secretary thanked the king for Saudi Arabia's strong partnership with the United States. The secretary and the king discussed a number of regional and bilateral issues." 

"The secretary also thanked the king for his commitment to supporting a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance."

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